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Published on CourseNotes()Home > Chapter 10 - Democracy in America, 1815-1840Chapter 10 - Democracy in America, 1815-18401. Triumph of democracy1. Elimination of property qualifications for voting1. Enfranchisement of wage-earning men2. Popular pressures behind3. Uneven pace of, state by state4. Dorr War2. Elements of democracy1. Mass participation in politics2. Liveliness of the public sphere3. Democracy as "habit of the heart" (Alexis de Tocqueville)4. Democracy as hallmark of American freedom5. Democratic ideal as radical departure in Western thought3. Boundaries of the political nation1. Inclusion of laboring white men, immigrants2. Exclusion of women, non-whites3. Shift in criteria from economic status to natural capacity4. Information revolution1. Manifestations1. Mass circulation of "penny press"2. Variety of popular publications3. "Alternative" newspapers2. Contributing factors1. New printing technologies2. Low postal rates3. Rise of political party organizations3. New style of journalism5. Women and public sphere1. Areas of involvement2. Areas of exclusion6. Racial democracy
1. Growing equation of democracy and whiteness2. Rise of racist stereotypes3. Contraction of black rights2. Nationalism and its discontents1. The American System1. Underlying vision1. Enhancement of nation's financial, transportation, and manufacturing sectors2. Active role of federal government2. Leading architects1. Henry Clay2. John C. Calhoun3. Precursors1. Congressional approval of National Road2. Gallatin plan for federal road and canal construction4. 1815 blueprint1. National bank2. Tariff on imported manufactured goods3. "Internal improvements" (road and canals)5. Outcome1. Enactment of tariff2. Chartering of Second Bank of the United States ("Bank")3. Veto of internal improvements2. Functions and mission of Bank3. Panic of 18191. Causes1. Post-war speculative fever1. Markets for American cotton and grain2. Land boom in West3. Easy credit from local banks and Bank

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